“It’s fair to say it’s changed the scope of what TV will look like for a long time” - Gabourey Sidibe


Not since The Cosby Show and The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air has a black family captured viewing audiences so completely. To coincide with the return to British television of 2015’s biggest TV series, Empire: The Phenomenon explores how this story about the machinations of a family vying for control of the titular multi-million dollar record label became one of the most watched and talked about shows in the US, UK and around the world.

Empire: The Phenomenon, hears from the cast and show creators on how they reinvented the prime-time landscape by merging soap opera, musical performance and an unapologetic approach to tackling social issues, to turn Empire into a captivating and unmissable viewing experience.


E4, 2015